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Douglas Boyd Wright (1934-2009) was born and died in a small Utah town called Clawson. During his life he worked as an oil rigger, a heavy equipment and truck operator, a warehouseman, a nursing home administrator, a security guard, a trading post manager, an ore buster-upper, a newspaper editor, and a farmer, among other things. He finally retired from the workforce after having taught speech and English to junior highs kids.
Though reluctant to admit it, he might say his greatest contribution in life was having ten children with his wife Carolyn, spanning 1954 through 1976.
Doug loved American Indians. His years working on the Navajo reservation among a people he loved, were probably among his happiest.
on May 20, 2017 :
I really enjoyed the book. I have native American heritage, but only about 1/32, so I comment mostly as a white man. From a literary standpoint, the book is well constructed. The English used is a bit more "modern" than I like, but then I am a bit of a grammar snob. As to the "poor Indian" tone of some of the book, I say "get over it." To the conqueror the spoils..Abos either assimilate or slowly disappear in most cultures. In the US, we pamper the losers so they can come back to bite us in the ass later. Had we taken the lesson of Ai to heart, we would have fewer casinos and we would all be a little more secure. Build the pipeline. The indians lost.
(reviewed the day of purchase)